I’d agree that many children are over-protected.

And many have their childhood over-scheduled (with things like Gymnastics).

This could have been ME 40yrs ago.

Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville

I waxed nostalgic. … Memories of digging up clams, splashing the girls, trying to drown the boys in the shallows. Family holidays at wonderful Rathtrevor Beach on Vancouver Island.

But that photo was taken recently.

sand castle - Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville

Kids are the same. But one thing has changed.

Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville

A swimming pool with that many children would have only one lifeguard.

What year was it that parents became so much more protective than my own?

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The Fragile Generation

If You Want Your Kids to Succeed, Let Them Fail

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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